Featuring Samson’s ribbon-tweeter technology, the affordable R6As have a top end that’s open and clear, and there’s plenty of transient snap. Details such as vocal breath and the finer points of acoustic instruments can be appreciated, the sharp percussion and synths of dance music are ably reproduced, and with softer material such as jazz and lighter pop, these monitors really shine, delivering a sweet stereo image. Bass and mids can be slightly muddled with full-on, complex material, however.
Our test mix was lacking a little control in the upper-bass/ lower-mid area, though we managed to work up some compression on the drums. Overall, though, our mix translated nicely.
These monitors are good for a variety of styles, though for dance or rock we’d want something with a firmer bottom end (the 8-inch R8A might be worth a look).